Volunteer week has been a fixture in the Snowdonia Society calendar since its launch 2015. This now annual event is held in the first week of June and staff and volunteers alike greatly look forward to it. It is highly popular among our volunteers and places fill up extremely quickly. Normally, volunteers spend a (hopefully sunny) week taking part in practical conservation tasks across Snowdonia. Past volunteer weeks have included opportunities to have a go at:
- Footpath maintenance
- Litter picking
- Balsam bashing
- Rhododendron clearance
- Woodland management
- Tool maintenance
- Wildlife gardening
- Beach cleans
In both 2018 and 2019, volunteers worked over 370 hours over the course of the week and we were looking forward to another equally successful week in 2020. This year, volunteers were due to be managing woodlands and wildflower meadows, maintaining footpaths, and clearing litter off Snowdon. They would also have had the opportunity to complete accredited training in practical conservation skills.
Unfortunately, we cannot head out into the mountains just yet, and for the safety of everyone this years volunteer week has been postponed.
However, we still wanted to mark this event and to take the opportunity to thank our volunteers for their support throughout the year. Our work just would not be possible without you. We look forward to resuming our practical work as soon as we safely can and to seeing you all then.
Support us so we can resume this work when possible.